Singing in the choir … and elsewhere!
Slightly more than half of the children and youngsters say that they need extra practice time outside of normal choir rehearsals. Youngsters practice more away from the choir than children do. The text is the element that requires most additional practice, followed by the musical elements, such as the notes and rhythms.
It is usually expected in children’s and youth choirs that the singers will be able to sing the songs from memory.
Make clear to parents and (future) choir singers that the songs will sometimes need to be practiced at home. Half of the children and young people say that they spend extra time on learning their songs away from normal choir rehearsals and more than half say that they could use extra practice.